Globe and Mail – Canada

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed in mountaineering accident near Mount Everest

Steck’s family said the exact circumstances of his death were still unclear

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 2:14 pm

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 suspects over 2016 Medina bombing

Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the Prophet’s Mosque

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:45 pm

French voters skeptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on unemployment, security: poll

Polls predict Macron will win the May 7 run-off with about 59-60 per cent, but the momentum has recently been with Le Pen

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:27 pm

Trump extends invite to Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte to visit White House

A White House statement said the U.S.-Philippine alliance ‘is now heading in a very positive direction’

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 12:51 pm

South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs

Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, reassured South Korean counterpart, Kim Kwan-jin, that U.S. alliance with South Korea was its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region, the South’s presidential office said

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 4:43 am

Trump blasts media in rally celebrating 100 days as president

Trump repeatedly attacks ‘incompetent, dishonest’ media, says they are not telling the truth about his administration’s accomplishments

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 2:54 am

Samantha Bee’s show upstages White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Star power of real dinner takes hit when Trump declines to attend, the first president since Reagan – who was recovering from an assassination attempt – to do so

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 2:04 am

News 24 – South Africa | Trump: North Korea’s Kim is ‘a pretty smart cookie’

US President Donald Trump has offered some backhanded praise for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 3:40 pm | Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

Media reports say Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship as tensions mount in the region over North Korea.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 3:31 pm | UK’s May ‘not in a different galaxy’ over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has denied she was “in a different galaxy” after EU leaders were reportedly dismayed by her Brexit negotiating demands.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:26 pm | 15 nabbed in blow to Colombia drug cartel

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia’s dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:26 pm | Pope warns world about Korean tensions

Pope Francis is warning that “a good part of humanity” will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:09 pm | Cuba military says plane crashes, 8 dead

A Cuban military plane has reportedly crashed in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight people.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:04 pm | Dozens detained as protesters say ‘sick of Putin’

Police have detained over 100 activists in Saint Petersburg as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 12:45 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

How much water should we drink?

One, two or three liters per day? There’s often confusion over the amount of liquid we should drink. A lot of people have a diminished sensation of thirst. There are clear recommendations, however.

Posted on 1 May 2017 @ 2:00 pm

The forgotten war in the Central African Republic

Violent conflict between rebel groups has been raging in the Central African Republic for years. Aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian situation is dramatically worsening.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 3:16 pm

Turkey details grounds for blocking Wikipedia

Turkey’s telecommunications authority has said that access to Wikipedia is being barred due to entries alleging the country supports terrorism. It was not clear which specific posts had run afoul of Turkish rules.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Pope Francis defends his use of term ‘concentration camps’ for migrant housing

The pontiff’s choice of words was met with shock in Germany and outrage among some Jewish organizations. But Pope Francis has said he stands by his choice of words – despite the swirling controversy.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 1:30 pm

US-backed militias claim big advance against IS in key Syrian town

The advances in the town of Tabqa are the product of a month-long struggle against the Islamic State militants. The jihadis have fought back with weaponized drones, street-to-street combat and suicide bombers.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 12:44 pm

Ex-PM Renzi expected to win as Italian Democrats elect new leader

Voters in Italy have lined up to elect a new leader of the Democratic Party (PD). Former Prime Minister and ex-PD head Matteo Renzi is expected to win after he quit following a national referendum defeat.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 11:23 am

Can Merkel press Saudi authorities on women’s rights?

German Chancellor Merkel has arrived in the Saudi port city of Jeddah to hold talks with the kingdom’s authorities. Women’s rights are high on her agenda following massive criticism of Riyadh’s UN women’s body role.

Posted on 30 April 2017 @ 10:41 am

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